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23 July 2020
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games
Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Comments by Governor Koike Yuriko at one year to go to the Tokyo 2020 Games

July 23rd marks one year to go to the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Games. At this milestone today, Governor Koike Yuriko has made the following comments.

Governor Koike’s comments

There is now only one year to go to the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 23 July 2021.

Response to the novel coronavirus disease is a challenge facing all humankind. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will continue to dedicate its resources to fighting this battle and to delivering a safe Games.

In addition, while devising ways to curb costs in order to gain the understanding of the people of Tokyo and the rest of Japan, we will ensure that the success of the Games leads to the further development of Tokyo and Japan.

The Tokyo 2020 Games provide enormous hope for athletes training hard for next summer and for children who hold the future in their hands. The local governments and people of the communities are also engaging in preparations for the Games.

We will work closely with all parties concerned and advance preparations to hold a successful Games brimming with hope, which will serve as a symbol of humankind bonding even more strongly as the world came together as one to overcome this difficult situation.

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